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IMS' BE U FEB CENT ~ HIGHER Cost of Living Has Also Risen, But Not in Same Ratio. The 'workingman will start the Bew year with wages higher than •t any time in 1923. Although an increase in the cost of living has been coincident with the rise in wages, the former has not risen in the same proportion. The actual increase in wages during the year after allowing for ' the higher cost of living Is 3.9 per eent in the weekly wage and 8.5 / per„cent in the hourly wage. i These statistics were announced today by the National Industrial F Conference Board, the research agency for a large number of the leading Industrial associations of the country. Little Cause For Concern. In announcing the findings, the beard declared there was little in the year's course of wages, employ ment, and the cost of living to give cause for Immediate concern. Between January and October average hourly earnings increased from 50.1 cents to 56 cents, a gain of 11.8 per cent, while average weekly earnings made a gain of 8.2 per cent from $25.08 to $27.14. During the year, employment in creased as high as 4.1% above the figures for January, but by October the January level was again reached. Actual Wage Increase. An increase of 3.8% in the cost of living during the first ten months of the year in consideration with the statistical increase in weekly earnings of 8.2% brought about an actual increase of 3.9% and 8.5% in real hourly earnings. The real hourly earnings average for the year was 40% higher than in July, 1914. The weekly wage average was 32% above the last pre-war figure. In November, 1923, the cost of living was 65.3% above the July, 1914, level but had declined 18.2% fbom the peak of high prices reached in July. 1920. Food prices during the year ad vanced nearly 4%; rents of low and ■tedium priced houses went up nearly 8% and clothing advanced nearly 9%. Only fuel and light showed a decline in cost which amounted to 5.4%. During 1923 the board found tha,t the advance in the cost of living had advanced inconsistently. Fluc tuations were largely seasonal and bl November prices of those goods and services which enter into the consumption of families of small and moderate means averaged 4.4% more than they did a year previous. FISHERMEN CAPTURE SEAL - ON BEACH AT NEW LONDON NEW LONDON. Conn., Dec. Harry Kelli and Thomas Ferry caught a seal while hunting ducks about 500 feet off Johnston’s Point, Short Beach. The animal was 5 feet 9 Inches In length and weighed 215 pounds. m ? s Extending Our I Best Wishes for I ’■'» B?; . z ■ A Happy and I Prosperous New Year McHugh & Lawson A v 1222 GStN. W. | Remember j | WE PAY J SS wp'i ’■w- —— S- 1T on = | DAILY BALANCES | intere4f on checking accounts on EE JAO daily balances compounded monthly, = on ordinary savings ac- - S AO counts compounded quarterly. B QA forest on special savings cer~ yO tificates compounded semi-an nually. EVERY DAY IS INTEREST DAY (THEMUNSEYTRUSTCO. I Mcmaey Building I Pa. Ave., Bet. 13th and 14th St*. N. W. § lIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIM WOMEN TO HOLD CONGRESS HERE Session Here Next Year May Result in Formation of Party. By H. K. REYNOLDS, International News Service. With the avowed purpose of end ing the “subjection of women the world over, to demand equality with men in political and all other ac tivities,’’ an International Parlia ment of Women will be convened in Washington next year, it was announced at the headquarters of the National Women’s Party here today. “After clamor’ng for the vote we arc doing nothing with it,” de clared Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont, presi dent of National Women’s Party. “We need now to come out in the open in asking for equal rights.” Tremendous Influence Seen. A parliament of women from all the countries of the world, Mrs. Belmont declared, will give women a tremendous influence in domes tic and foreign affairs. The program for the international meeting will be featured by a Women’s Congress, to convene simultaneously with the Congress of the United States, to voice de mands on legislation, especially on matters concerning women. "When we get to Congress we will be able to talk, having learned our lessons in our own congress. We will send to Congress our own senators and congressmen, who will surpass men in, intelligence and wisdom,” declared Mrs. Belmont, explaining the objects of the Wom en’s Congress. Building Is Planned. Mrs. Belmont also announced that eventually a building will be erected for a Women’s Parliament here. According to feminist leaders, an organization of women into sepa rate parties is likely to result from the movement for a Woman’s Con gress. Concert By the United States Marine Band Orchestra at the United States Marine Barracks at 3 p. m., William H. Santelmann. leader; Taylor Branson, second leader. March, "General Lejeune,” Branson Overture, "Love’s Spring”. .v. Bion "Souvenir” Drdla Excerpts from "Eileen” .. . Herbert Walts, "Life and Love ’ in Vienne” (Fidelia Wien). Komzak "Album Leaf” Wagner Ballet music from "Henry the Eighth” Saint Saens a. “Gathering of the Clans," moderato. b. "Scotch Idyll," moderato maestoso c. “Gipsy Dance,” moderato quasi andante d. "Jig and Final.” presto Marines* Hymn. "The Halls of Montezuma" "The Star-Spangled Banner.” tEHE WASHINGTON TIMES * * The National Daily * ♦ MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1923. WITH THE ALIBI ARTISTS THE TRAFFIC COURT IN CROSS SECTION Being a Skeleton Record Os Cases Tried in Judge Schuldt’s Tribunal. Read ’Em And Worry By DONALD McDOUGAL. Or Suffrage. "A tiny bit of thyroid gland extract can prevent Imbecility,” says a scientist. For God’s sake, let’s have six or eight tone of it to clear up Washington’s traffic mess with. Comes Back for More. “When I first saw him, your honor, he was running down Massachusetts avenue hill at 30 miles an hour. Just before he got to 29th street he opened up and did the last two blocks a 35. He was convicted of speeding last July. The charge this time is second offense speeding.” Slave of the Calendar. Boob: "I’m buying the car—an Oldsmboile touring—on time, your honor, and I guess it’s morte than I can handle. I have to pay $125 a month on the notes. My boss told me the other day that if I was late again he’d fire me, so I was anxious to get to work on time. I had taken a friend of mine out into the country to see his sick wife, and it was farther than I thought. Has Prejudice Against Man slaughter. “On the’return trip I hit a de tour, and that set me back about an hour. At Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues I only had five minutes to get to the office in the Colorado building. So I guess I did hurry a little. I was so worried about getting to work on time that I forgot to look at my speedometer. But I was very careful and didn’t endanger any body’s life.” “I’m afraid you’ve endangered your car. $50.” Washington Libre! New York driver picked the Alibi Man up the other day at Grant road and we had a nice lit tle run down town. Good scout. Says the speed law in New York is thirty miles an hour, and he hasn’t seen an accident there since March. Been in town four days, and has seen three. He’s go ing to tell the folks back home that we need the ballot here. Ever Hear One? “I heard 'em running down Second street southeast, your hon or, about two blocks away, with the throttle and cutout wide open. There were two of ’em in a side car outfit, and they seemed to think the traffic regulations was one of the Joe Miller series. They saw me waving at ’em, and duck ed down a side street. I paced ’em for two blocks at forty miles an hour. The man on the motor cycle said he was taking lessons from the man in the side-car. The man in the side-car didn’t have any permit, either. Santa Claus To Blame. "I got the machine as a Christ mas present, your honor. They told me I’d have to practice a lit tle before I could get a permit, and that’s what I was doing when the officer got me.” “Did you think you had to practice at 40 miles an hour in order to get a permit?” Auto Amnesia, or Speederitis. “No sir. But I’d only had two hours of instruction, and I for got what the man said to do when I wanted to slow up.” “What gas the idea of rousing the neighborhood with your open cutout?” “I didn’t know what a cutout was, your honor. I hadn’t got that far.” No Prosperity In That. Counsel: “I think a suspended sentence will do more good in this case than taking away a few pal try dollars from this hard-work ing boy, your honor.” “He can pay $lO for driving without a permit and $5 each for speeding and having his cutout open.” * “He has a mother and six young brothers and sisters to sup port, your honor.” "He can’t support them by driving through this town at forty miles an hour.” POCKET COMB DEFLECTS SHOT FIRED BY BANDIT MERCHANTVILLE, N. J., Dec. 31.—A conductor’s ticket-punch came out second best in a fight with a hold-up man, but a pocket comb proved to be a successful shield against the bandit’s bullet. The fight occurred near the Collins tract, in' North Merchantville, late at night. Edward Stanger was returning to his home after visiting his daugh ter. Menaced by a revolver, Stanger, who is a Pullman car con ductor, reached for his nickeled ticket-punch, and said, “I’ve got one of them myself.” The highwayman fired and Stanger felt the bullet strike him. He ran for his daughter’s home, where he discovered the shattered pocket comb, along with a red spot on his chest. |PORTLAND HOTEL 14th St. and Vermont Ave. :: Overlooking Thomas Circle ::: SPECIAL DINNER WITH ' MUSIC Hi: Tues. Eve., Jan. 1, 1924 (:( N From 5:30 to BP. M. (HELPS CITIZENS ON ’24 DRY PLEDGES List of 12 Resolutions Is Issued by Anti-Saloon League Counsel. Wayne B. Wheeler, chief counsel for thp Anti-Saloon League, has made the New Year resolution prob lem considerably easier for the aver age citizen by compiling a set of twelve, t<j be signed by patriotic American citizens. Those who live up to the letter and spirit of the resolutions will uphold the Constitution, with all its amendments, and will fight vig orously for the enforcement of the liquor laws, placing, as the last of the twelve rules reads, “the public welfare above the inconvenience of myself or friends in determining the value of any public policy.” Text of Resolutions. “I pledge my support to the Con stitution of the United States as the bulwark of our liberty. I will op pose any attempt to nullify any of its provisions, although I may not be In accord with Its every detail. “I will resist any movement which seeks to overthrow or change the Constitution except by lawful means. “I will obey the laws of the land, even if my personal appetite or private profit suggeet breaking them: “I will Insist that officials charged with the enforcement of law still fearlessly and faithfully execute all the laws: ' “I will not permit any one to scoff at the Constitution of the United States in my presence with out rebuke: "I will not permit false propa ganda of brewers and distillers ex pressed in the press or in conversa tion, to go unrefuted: "I will give my moral support to all officials and all courts in my neighborhood which stand for enforcement of the law and will make known my disapproval of those which do not: Pledges in Votes. “I will register and vote on al! questions when opportunity af fords: “I will vote for no man for President, for Congress, or for any position having to do with enforce ment of prohibition who is not in sympathy with the impartial en forcement of all law: “I will urge that buyers, as well as sellers, of liquor shall be ar rested and that the two shall bo punished for conspiracy. “I will insist that coast guards, income-tax collectors, revenue of ficers or other Federal authorities having evidence of law violations shall aid in prosecuting those who are guilty: “I will place the public welfare above the inconvenience of myself or friends in determining the value of any- public policy.” TAKING RACCOON ALIVE, FARMER IS FINED $lO ALLENTOWN, Pa., Dec. 29. After working for several hours in his efforts to capture a raccoon that had taken refuge in a ground’s hog’s den, Paul Derr, a farmer, wa sarrested by Game Warden James D. Geary, of this city, charged with illegal hunting, the law permitting only the shooting of the animal. A fine of $lO was imposed. BLAZING KU KLUX CROSS MENACES READING HOMES READING, Pa., Dec. 31.—Firemen were called out in Springmont to save nearby buildings when a Ku Klux Klan cross, the second in a few weeks, was burned. The cross was wrapped with oil soaked cotton, which burned so fiercely that flying bits of burning cloth few far and near. WHAT’S DOING Today and Tomorrow Today. Second Annual Meeting Amateur Athletic Association, Red Cross Build ing, all day. Dance—Delta Sigma Phi, Now Wil lard, 9 p. m. New Year’s Eve Supper Dance —El Dorado Club, Cairo Hotel, 10:30 p. m. New Year’s Eve Dance —Beta Phi Alpha Fraternity, Seventeenth and I streets northwest, 9 p. m. Dance—Ohio Girls* Club, Mt. Pleaeant Lodge Hail, Fourteenth and Kenyon streets northwest, 8:30 p. m. Watch Night Party—Anna Maud Hal lam Practical Psychology Club—Play house. 1814 N street northwest, 10 p. m. Dance—Gavel Club of Master Masons, Brightwood Masonic Temple, 9 p. m. Watch Night Services —Fourth Pres byterian Church. Thirteenth and Fair mont streets northwest, 9 p. m. Community New Year’s Eve Celebra tion-Georgetown, Twenty-eighth and M streets northwest, 8 p. m. Watch Night Services-r-Flrst Congre gational Church, Tenth and G streets northwest, 8 p. m. Midnight Communion Services St. Mark's Church, Third and A streets southeast, 11:30 p. tn. Watch Night Service —Church of the Ascension, Twelfth and Massachusetts avenue northwest, 9 p. m. Watch Night Services—Shiloh Baptist Church, 9 p. m. ; Watch Night Services—Church of the Epiphany, 1337 G street northwest, 11:80 р. m. Watch Night Services McKendree M. E. Church, Ninth and Massachusetts avenue northwest, 8 p. m. Watch Night Meeting—lndependent ? n r . d o er^ on ’ of J°nadab, Pythian Temple, 1013 Ninth street northwest, 8:30 p. m. „ Trlan K l « Outing Club. Blue Triangle Recreation Center, Twen tieth and B streets, 9 a. m. anca —Card and Mah Jong party, Women’s City Club, 9:30 p. m с. tC Churehf h n *>“>- PaVk. nC A ’ Pha War,lman Tomorrow. h o^u etl ? g ~A" aor,a ’ ,lon of Oldest Tn- Enwine w U st l!r t ot Co, umbla. Union “ rthCe"? U ll’ a NI^ nth and H • tra ‘“ a Cab‘i C n n j^ d ßrld 7‘ a 7 1 : ™ Utln(r C,Ub ’ -»2 P r n 1I “ U 8 Mission, 326 C street northwest, 3 to 6 p. m. ..J tecept * on —Directors of Y W C A 1100 M street. 4 to 6 p nt ' ” A ” Open House—Y. M. C. 'A . 1736 a street northwest, 2 to 10 p m U Concert—y. W . C . A., 1736 G street northwest, 8:15 p. nt. u street Cii?h Ce n’l 1 u n ~ T^ l L orna Park Civio Study club, Takotna; Theater. 8 to 6 p. m. y kANB drive, rr; I MAIN ©22 * Amemcan Auto bvEgy(b (MARSHALSGOVER 800,000 MILES IN YEAR I Snyder Tells Washington Salon of Work of Fifty two Deputies. I Over 800,000 miles were covered i in the District this year by the fifty- • two deputy marshals attached to the ; District Supreme Court, the Police, . Municipal and Juvenile Courts, in serving writs and processes of these . tribunals, according to Edgar C. i Snyder, United States marshal, who [ spoke at the meeting of the Wash . ington Salon and United Arts So , ciety at the Playhouse. 1814 N street ! northwest, Rudolpe de Zapp, pre -1 siding. z These officials are allowed one ; car token for each trip they make in serving the writs and they are often compelled to make two or ■ three attempts to get personal serv . ice. In order to dispatch business at hand, they often use their fllv ' vers the upkeep of which is at their : own expense. Fees Eearned In 1923. ( The fees earned from the 41,321 [ writs emanating from the District Supreme Court amounted to $26,- , 968.74, and $24,256.87 was earned > from 39,409 writs issued by the > Municipal Court. The average sal ary of the deputies is about $1,500, i but the fees they earn is nearly ! twice that amount in some cases. Included in the property seized by deputies under writs of attach- > ments issued by the District Su- > preme Court, according to the mar . shal, were twenty-six automobiles, $325,000 worth of real estate, slx . teen upright pianos, seventy-five . telegraph poles, 293 bales of cotton, , one motor boat and household and office furniture, valued at about > $15,000. The marshal’s office sold ' at public auction thirty automo . biles, one mule and other articles I seized by prohibition forces and de . stroyed 17,952 bottles of 6 per cent ’ boer. Pays Tribute to Court. I Marshal Snyder paid a high ■ tribute to the justices who pre sided over the courts. He said “in • the 123 years of the existence of r the courts in the District, the bench ■ shows a remarkable ability In the i several chief- and associate justices • who presided over our tribunals, from Crunch, the first justice, down I to the present incumbent Chief • Justice McCoy. Their careers are > marked by uniformity of ability, broadmindedness, patience and hu- > manity.” Speaking about his own office, i Marshal Snyder said that since the i organization of the k>cal courts > there had been twenty-four mar shals, of whom Gen. James McKib- s ben Tubbin, although appointed, did ! not serve. He was chief marshal at > the inauguration of Thomas Jeffer son as President, and collector pf the port Georgetown. CONGLOILL OPEN WAR ON IGNORANCE National Illiteracy Conference Will Meet Here Janu ary 11. Registration indicates largely at tended sessions when the National Illiteracy Conference convenes at the Washington Hotel, January 11-14. The United States Bureau of Education, the National Education Association, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, and the Ameri- ■ can Legion will co-operate in this conference. The conference will serve as a clearing house for the numerous 1 regional illiteracy conferences that I have been held in large cities dur l ing 1923. The illiteracy campaign now waged in lowa and Oklahoma ; can be directly traced to the influ ences of those conferences.- The general session will be he’d ’ in the auditorium of the Interior ’ building. Mrs. Cora Wilson Stew art, chairman of the illiteracy com- • mission of the National Education Association, declares in connection . with coming conferences that the : country is ready for the adoption of a nation-wide program to stamp i out illiteracy in the United States. , Laughed Himself Sick. fort WORTH, Tex., Dec. 31. ( An ambulance dashed to a local theater. A man was carried out on ■ a stretcher and hauled away. , "Laughed himself sick at the comedy,” the press agent explained. Celebrate New Year’s Eve At Harvey’s 11th and Penna. Ave. ’ $6.00 Per Plate Including A Special Course Dinner Dancing from 10 to 2 a. in. To Two MEYER DAVIS , Orchestras Souvenirs, Novelties, Noisemakers For Reservations Phone Franklin 3034 I Daily Traffic Calendar FINES AND COLLATERAL FORFEITURES. Total for year $208,506 Total for Saturday ~.. • •• ........ 582 Grand total ' 209,088 SATURDAY’S FINES AND FORFEITURES - Alfonzo Williams. .SIOO Guiseppe Marino.. 5 William Harlec.... 2 William C Fiss... 50 J. A. Marchetti.... 5 Samuel Saidman.. 2 t? r MAwinnH 40 Julius Fomolant... 5 Ruby H. Harris... 2 I R. G. wewiand.... w Leon Wegt 5 Anton A K«erbel. 2 Benjamin Sanler... 20 william J. Kimball. 5 J. Y. Pennebacker 2 P. O. Middleton.... 20 John J. Cannon... 5 Ira K. Gruver., x. 2 Ford M. Taylor... 15 Thomas M. Cannon 5 WilliamE. Todd, jr. 2 C. H. Buchanan... 10 C. W. Wyndham.. 5 Neville D< Downs. 2 Denzle A. Right... 10 Robert C. Hanna.. 5 Archie L. Keeton. 2 I Ernest W. Tolson.. 10 Harry E. BeCraft. 5 Richard E. Thomas 2 Jesse H. Burton.. 10 John McCann 5 Fines Garrett 2 James Jardine .... 10 John C. Payne.... 5 Cyrus L. Bruner.. 2 ’ W. E. Thomas 10 Archie M. Archer. 5 Nellie Mores 2 , William C. Barber. 10 Broadus Mitchell.. 5 Sidney G. Hender- ( Allen Ross 10 Louise M. Kelly... 4 son— 2 , H. H. Cummins... 10 John Newbold 2 Guy Marloe 2 [ Paul J. Zirkle 10 Arthur G. Baker.. 2 Theodore Mitchell. 2 J C. W. Burger, jr.. 10 Edward K. Norris 2 Louis Soloman.... 2 . Walter H. Mazyek. 10 Floyd J. Herring.. 2 James H. Coleman 2 . A. B. Kinsohling... 10 Adam H. Dougherty 2 Percy L. Smith... 2 James Barry 10 Harold Helbig 2 John M. SmeHle.. 2 Malcole Harding... 10 Rudolph F. Mitchell 2 John F. Styles... 2 Clyde Avery 10 Alger E. George,. 2 Ney A. Rice 2 5 Max Okin 10 Clarence H. Small. 2 Jamesß.Ellison, jr. 2 . Leon West 10 Stewart S. Thorns. 2 Thurston A. Powell 2 J Leslie Kimbel .... 10 Thomas Ormat.... 1 Henry B. Spicer.,. 1 (COOLIDGE ASKS > BUSINESS AID ' FOR VETS r Seeks Employment for 70,000 ! Rehabilitated Men Soon to End Studies. ’ President Coolidge has sent out a - caU to the business men of the na j tion to follow up the rehabilitation t of disabled war veterans by giving 1 them employment. In a letter to Julius H. Barnes, ’ president of the Chamber of Com t merce of the United States, the President asks American business men to organize a permanent com mittee for this purpose. 1 Through the efforts of the Vet- • erans’ Bureau, which has fitted vet ’ erans for work in business, profes t sions and the arts, the letter stated, ’ opproxlmately 45,000 men and worn- J en have taken new places in the i working world. About 70,000 are , still in training. i The President pointed out that the f Federal Government can assimilate 5 part of this number,' but private con , cems must do their part also. The plan outlined in the letter has been in contemplation for some time. , Conferences have been held in tne » White House with Chamber of Com -3 merce heads and officials of the Vet . erans’ Bureau looking toward this . end. In Cabinet meeting, the secre i taries of the various Federal depart t ments pledged themselves to give . ex-service men and women every C opportunity in making appointments to the Government rolls. State and municipal officials throughout the country have stated similar inten tions. President Coolidge assured Barnes that the central office of the Vet- • erans* Bureau will co-operate with the business men’s committee in every way. SYRACUSE BOY DIES OF FOOTBALL INJURIES SYRACUSE, Dec. 31.—Morris Rut koff, thirteen, is dead of Injuries received six weeks ago in a football game between junior teams. Rutkoffxwas tackled and dragged I several feet. His right leg was in jured. but he played thirty more minutes. After the game he was unable to walk. Ligaments in the leg were torn and gangrene developed. Sev- • eral operations were performed. J It is the Juice that I .Makes Oranges Good /fir All the good things that make oranges /// health-giving and pleasing to the taste are HI contained in the juice. VX £ S'ealdsrieet % ill\ Florida Oranges | I 1 Juicy in the extreme, whether bright, golden or I \\ russet in color, Sealdsweet Florida oranges excel lit flavor, sweetness and other good qualities. Wf I\\ Sealdsweet Florida grapefruit, fresh from ill Wk 1\ the groves, and Sealdheart grapefruit, in 1H cans, are alike appetizing and healthful, 111 |\ j! 1 Ask your fruit dealer for Seald- For gift copy of book “Homa 111 "TW ; ‘ H I liirnu Bweet oranges and grapefruit. Uses for Juices of Sealdsweet A/ |\\ !; ’ ’ll and insist on having them in Oranges and Grapefruit wnte W m the sanitary tissue-paper Florid. Citrus Ezch.nge. 81S W ■dj wrapper in which they are Citru. Exchange Building. JJJ 'TT T*' j|| * hiPPed ’ Tampa,Florida. •j! I! I |• I-, r J i A . i!P 1 I 1 z CRIME IN ATLANTIC CITY UP 100 PER CENT IN YEAR ATLANTIC CITY, Dec. 31. Crime has Increased 100 per cent in Atlantic City during the last year, Assistant Prosecutor Hinkle told the finance committee of the Board of Freeholders. oubbotch Turkeys Over 15 Pounds, 33c Under 15 Pounds, 35c , - t j Eggs, 3 doz. SI.OO ■ Selected Storage, every egg guaranteed and candled. .4 Fruit Cake, Pound, 39c NUTS Walnuts, Almonds and Mixed Nuts; pound, 22c—1923 crop. — 1 " 1 i i* KELLOGGS GIVEN WELCOME IN LONDON British Press Pays Tribute to 1 Ambassador and Wife—Are Hunting House. LONDON, Dec. 31.—Frank B ; Kel logg, the new United States ambas sador to Great Britain, received a cordial welcome from the British press today. He was characterised as a "man of distinguished appear ance and friendly manner.” Tribute also was paid to ths de mure womanliness of Mrs. Kellogg. Ambassador and Mrs. Kellogg ar rived yesterday. The ambassador reached ths American embassy bright and early, and was at his desk at 10:30 o’clock. First he greeted the members of his staff, and then received a few visi tors representing American organi zations in London. He does not know yet when he will present his credentials. King George is still at Sandringham, and it is not known when he will return to Buckingham Palace. The Ambassador and Mrs. Kellogg spent the afternoon looking for a house.